Thanks for stopping by. A few days ago, I shared that we are moving again in a month. So I’ve been reminiscing about life in my home in Missouri. I’m not really pressed about the move because this is move number four. Plus my husband’s company takes such great care of us, I have no complaints. Well, maybe a few but overall it’s not as bad as people may think. My biggest challenge is anxiety around the timing which usually works out.
I’ve mentioned several times that I enjoy DIY projects and being creative but have been stifled because I knew we were moving. It’ll come back when I arrive in my new home. Today I’ll be sharing a few other spots in my home.
My position on moving is as long as we are together as a family, that’s all that counts. When it’s time to go, we all go together. A house is just a house, but the people in it are who make it a home.
Can you tell that I like warm colors, orange, yellow and red? My family room has been quite brown for a long time, and I have done my best to add some color. It’s a good thing the walls are a light color. New furniture may be on the horizon but I believe in working with what I have. I glued some fabric onto the lamp shades. It just so happened that I found fabric that matched the pillows. Rather than spend money on new lamps try giving the shade some new life.
I made a few changes as I depersonalized and staged my home to go on the market. The back wall with the floral print above was my gallery wall. It used to look like this.
I painted a few frames red and the letter J red for interest. When I decided to create a gallery wall, I had all of these frames already. Some were being used and others still in boxes from my last move. I was determined to use what I had. Before placing on the wall, I arranged the frames on the floor and did some measuring. As a part of the staging process to sell my home, I removed the gallery wall. We patched the wholes and repainted. I found the floral print at Hobby Lobby on sale. It blends well with the room.
I painted the mirror above the fireplace red. It was black at one time. My new home has a lot of white trim throughout the house, so it will be a totally different look. Although, I’m not big on light-colored furniture with kids.
This is my Nate Berkus elephant found on clearance at Target. I think it’s cute and adds some visual interest. It lives on my side table in my entry way to my home. The table was passed on to me by my mother. I’ll always treasure it.
I was bored one day so I tried out a stencil in my guest bathroom for the first time. My older daughter was my assistant. The bathroom is quite small, so we figured it could easily be painted over. We only tried it on one wall. It did not come out perfect but it was a fun experiment. It would have been too much on all four walls. I also painted the mirror seafoam. It was gray at one time. All of the accents in this bathroom are seafoam. It’s amazing what paint can do.
My husband’s reaction to the stencil was, “you know you’ll have to paint over that when we get ready to sell our house right.” My philosophy on that is, I will not be afraid to take risks in my own home (within reason) just because we move often. I’m still going to make it a home, because I’m the queen of this castle. I got this. My house sold and I didn’t paint over it.
What DIY projects have you completed lately?
Peace and Blessings,